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Sacramento CA

Child Photographer

Family Documentary Storyteller

Claire Toney is a Sacramento photographer who has a gift for capturing children's personalities. She is patient, playful, & understanding, which allows her to capture the essence of every child that she photographs. Her personality carries over into her family sessions where her easygoing & friendly style allows for honest interactions. With her photojournalistic style, Claire's images tell more authentic stories about the relationships, personalities, & strong connections in the family than traditional posed family portraits.

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Claire did such an amazing job capturing the personality of my daughter as well as the love in our house.
— K Torres
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Child Portraits

 Family Storytelling Photography

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When you book a Child Portrait Session with me, I'll be asking some things about your child such as his favorite color & what her favorite things are. At our scheduled session, I will bring props that I think your child may enjoy. These items are meant to help break the ice & allow me to capture real smiles from your child.  

Your child's portrait gallery will include a mixture of posed & candid images. You may purchase negatives and/or prints either à la carte or in a package

Call (916) 769-5482 to schedule your child's session. You can also send me an email at

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All About Me

The All About Me Child Documentary session captures your little one's childhood in its purest form. You will receive photos that reflect your child’s personality & spirit, beautiful images that will bring back memories of childhood. They will be such special gifts to you & your child 10, 20, even 30 years from now.

Does she have a BFF that she does everything with? No problem! I welcome up to 3 children to share in one all-inclusive session.  

When you book a Child Documentary Session, you will be sent a questionnaire about your child regarding his/her personality, likes, dislikes, & other things that make your child unique. This information will help me capture the most meaningful images that reflect who your child is at that point in time. The All About Me session is a documentary session & will not include any posed images.  

Childhood doesn't wait, neither should you!

Call me at (916) 769-5482 to book an All About Me session. You can also contact me at

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FAMILY storytelling & LIfestyle

Family Storytelling Photography is a documentary approach where I capture both the special & everyday moments that you may take for granted, resulting in meaningful & honest portraits that you cannot get from traditional posed family portraits. You will receive a tangible piece of your family’s story at a specific point in time, filled with photos that reflect everyone’s personalities & the love in your home. I also offer outdoor sessions where I document your family traditions and activities like holiday tree cutting, beach days, annual get togethers, & other events. Images for this gallery will not include any posed images. 

A Family Lifestyle session is a hybrid between documentary & posed sessions. I guide your family members towards natural interactions for organic poses. This gallery will include a mixture of loosely posed and unposed images.

I offer All-Inclusive Mini Sessions & Family Sessions

Call me at (916) 769-5482 for more information and to schedule a documentary or lifestyle session for your family. You can also reach me at